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Channel 7 / afl coverage

1 Townsville, Queensland, Australia Review updated:

Why channel 7 bothered paying $700 million for the rights to broadcast AFL has me beat. It is a friday night and like alot of people I would like to wind my week down by watching a game of football. But yet again I am stuck with you broadcasting some D grade movie. I would imagine with digital television now and your 5 so called different channel 7's you could put the game on live but no you can't even do that. So much for getting the rights to put AFL in everyones house on a Friday night even when there is no rugby league for it to get thrashed by.

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  • Ab
      26th of Jul, 2009
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    Channel 7, your camera angles for the coverage of the AFL are terrible! People watch like to have fluency to the angles, switch from long to closeup to a stadium shot then to a shot of the crowd is not what people watch for. Instead of showing us how many cameras you have set up around the ground during the play of the ball, why not keep your cameras pointing at the ball and the players!

  • Fi
      4th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Channel 7. Once again you dissappoint.

    AFL finals footy and you have 'Criminal Minds' on Friday night instead of showing the first final of AFL for 2009 live.

    You pay for the rights and yet you continue to let down your audience interstate with your programming.

    [censored] you.

  • Au
      5th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Channel 7, you disapoint me and many other fans of the AFL!!

    It's the AFL finals & you can't even have the footy LIVE!!! Instead you have 'Better Homes & Gardens' on which i am sure can miss out the next few weeks to have the footy LIVE!!! What is wrong with you, the audience wants the footy LIVE especially when it comes to the final times.

    Come on channel 7 pick up your game or give up the rights to have the footy!!!

    You suck when it comes to programming the footy!! Even this Sunday final will be on a delay!!! Afraid you will stuff up on air...who cares...HAVE IT LIVE!!!

    Channel 7 AFL coverage is a disgrace & stupid

  • Ag
      5th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    The AFL filed bankruptcy and folded there are no AFL games unless you are talking AFL2.

  • De
      11th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    I agree with the negative comments regarding channel 7 and the AFL matches being delayed at finals time. I am fed up with the free to air channels in Qld treating AFL fans with contempt.
    What is worse is that I understood part ofthe deal between the AFL, the free to air channels and pay TV was that if the free to air channels werent showing a match live the pay TV would show the match live.
    Even though the match tonight is being televised 1 hour late it is not being shown on pay TV til 1130 pm.
    I have just sent an email to the AFL to complain about this disgusting state of affairs.

  • Gl
      4th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    The AFL should make decent programming (respectful to fans in all states) a condition of the contract. The Seven network obviously doesn't want this code to be successful in this state. They could argue that they don't get the numbers. I'd say that they'll NEVER get the numbers if they show a three hour coverage that starts at the ridiculous time of 1AM.

  • Df
      23rd of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Agree .Opening game of the year 2010 Richmond v Carlton cannot find any free to air TV coverage at all according to AFL website. ( Disclaimer for following tirade if info on website is incorrect, but then again why, if any body with any brains would you get Big Pond to host your website ) Trying to contact AFL direct is impossible. Have they been declared a protective species or what Who will be the first to complain when the review of sports telecasts gives more to pay TV . The commercial stations who pay big money, then dont telecast what they paid for, thats who! Could go on about developing AFL in non AFL states, but I think I am in the wrong forum here. If channel 7 & 10, who have the free to air rights at the moment, were serious about development, ... who am I kidding its all about moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Pb
      4th of May, 2010
    0 Votes

    Its the same in WA. Unless you support the budgies or wanchors ofcourse. Last week arguably the biggest game of the round, collingwood/carlton, was not televised on 7 until 1145pm sunday night, while the local derby was telecast both on foxtel and 7. This week, as has happend twice already this season, and will happen several times yet, the pies game will not even be telecast in this state. We are no the only fans that have this problem in WA. The AFL needs to pull their collective finger out and yank the broadcasters 7 and 10 into line and demand that all games be telecast at a reasonable time, if not live. Both broadcasters have numerous digital channels at their desposal and yet they choose to show rubbish/repeats and programming no1 even watches.

  • Pb
      4th of May, 2010
    0 Votes

    I actually just moved over from Brissy. While I was in qld i found that having foxtel I was able to watch most if not all pies games live or slightly delayed. The coverage in a rugby league state is better than a pure AFL state. That is rediculous.

  • St
      25th of Mar, 2011
    0 Votes

    2011 and once again channel 7 has let down the mass of AFL fans in QLD, with their complete disregard of the highest rating sport in Australia. Its time for the AFL to step in and demand some coverage in the northern states especially with the introduction of the Gold Coast Suns. It may be time for Mr Demetriou to man up to Channel 7 and demand that the Northern states are included in broadcasting.

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